Nothing but Nets

May 20, 2010 — New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov visited Yankee Stadium yesterday, and I spent a few minutes with the Russian billionaire. In an interview that will be published in the July Issue of Yankees Magazine, Prokhorov discussed his lofty aspirations for his team.

“We’ll be a championship contender sometime in the next five years,” he said. “We have everything at our
disposal. We have a great management team, and we have the element of surprise
from Russia.”

Prokhorov, whose business portfolio includes media corporations, financial companies and gold mines, also discussed his desire to make it to the top of the NBA mountain.

“For me, there’s only one place to be: first place,” he said. “I’m a
competitor, so from that standpoint, I think about it a lot. It would also mean
a lot to me because it would be the first championship in Nets history.”

Prokhorov, whose team will be moving to Brooklyn in two years, exudes confidence in everything he does. He’s not shy about his plans to conquer the NBA and the entire American sports landscape like few others have.

It was be interesting to story line to follow over the next decade. But for an introduction to the newest New York sports figure, read Prokhorov’s exclusive words in the July issue of Yankees Magazine.

–Alfred Santasiere III
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